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“Ideal famliy location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bason Botanic Gardens

Bason Botanic Gardens
552 Rapanui Road, Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Wanganui
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Ideal famliy location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went with our Granddaughter & baby had a picnic by the lake ,totally chilled out . On the down side no place to get hot drinks

Visited February 2014
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Feilding
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
“An excellent find !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

While travelling back from Hawera accidentally found these gardens. We were a bit too late for the Begonia houses but loved the environment. A lot of family's having bbq's and generally enjoying everything this space has too offer.

Visited January 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Really nice garden for a picnic, walk or to look at the plants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

about a 15 - 20 minute drive from the main town.

It was a very well paid out park, with public (free) BBQs, lots of short walking trails, lovely pond with a variey of native birds, plenty of open spaces for games and picnics, some nice specialty gardens (herbs, rhododendrons). it is really well signposted as well.

toilets were clean, by park standards.

There is an area for frisbee golf!

the orchid house and other indoor plant areas were closed at 4:30, which feels a bit early. The BBQs really need to be cleaned before use..

Visited January 2014
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Palmerston, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

if you want to relax you need to go here amazing place amazing views and you can take the whole family :)

Visited October 2013
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Wanganui, New Zealand
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“A local gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great place for a barbeque, relaxing with friends and family and open grass areas to play games and sport. Overseas visitors who were with us were amazed that we didn't have to pay for admittance or to use the barbeque facilities, and everything was clean and in good working order. We're very lucky to have such a facility in Wanganui.

Visited November 2013
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